It is true that a book lover doesn’t need a lot of space to start with their favourite read. A window seat, the space under the stairs or even an old armchair is quite enough to trigger the urge for reading. But what if you spin some magic and transform every nook in your house into that perfect reading space you have always wanted? It’s possible! Try these reading corner ideas and see it for yourself.
Best Reading Corner Ideas for Your Home
Want to instill an everlasting love of reading in your kids? Here are some of the best reading corner display ideas that you can implement at home and develop a healthy reading culture:
- Utilise your old arm chair
- Add a Divan
- A window seat with a bookshelf
- Bookshelf under the stairs
- A couch for a cosy reading experience
- Set up a reading corner in a wall
- Highlight the reading corner
Let’s discuss them one by one.
Utilise your old arm chair
To achieve the perfect reading corner, you should think of things that make you feel homely and cosy. Nothing is more inviting than your beloved old arm chair that you would love to snuggle in and crack open your favourite read.
To add the element of warmth and make your beloved armchair more snuggly, use a furry throw. Add some pillows to complete the look and feel of your reading corner.
Use a soft rug beneath the armchair to make you all the more cosy and comfortable while enjoying your favourite book. Place a coffee table where you can keep a stack of books ready so that whenever you want to sink in that comfortable armchair of yours, you have your favourite books all ready to be picked up.
Add a Divan
Well not everyone can afford a luxurious study room where they can unwind with a good book after a tiring day at work. But you can use some creative reading nook ideas even if your house is small.
Use a stylish divan and shift it to a quiet-looking spot in your home. Add a colourful throw at the back of the divan and a soft rug beneath to make a stylish reading corner. You can also place a spotlight above the divan to help you in your reading.
A window seat with a bookshelf
Reading a book near a window has always been an alluring experience. It becomes much more inspiring to read and write sitting next to a large window with picturesque views of your front garden.
If you have a window seat in your house, then add a few cushions, some potted plants on the window-sill and a curtain that you can draw if you need more privacy while reading your book.
One of the plus points of utilizing the window-seat as your reading corner is that you can make use of the window-sill as a temporary bookshelf. What’s more, the window-sill can also act as a small coffee table.
Bookshelf under the stairs
One of the best and simplest reading corner ideas for small spaces is to utilize the area under the stairs. Creating a bookshelf right under the stairs would easily make use of the otherwise dormant space.
Place a beanie bag near it or if you have enough space, then an armchair with a foot rest would be a perfect addition to complete the look. You can also add a few potted plants to make it more inviting.
A couch for a cosy reading experience
For some people, the reading experience is incomplete, if they are not indulging in their favourite read, while lying down on a comfortable-looking couch.
How about keeping that couch inside your bedroom. Add some personal touches to your reading nook. Perhaps placing some of the family photos or pictures from a recent travel journey will make the reading space more inspiring.
Set up a reading corner in a wall
If your house has an inlet space in the wall don’t let it go waste. Comb your house to find the space fit for a reading nook or two. Hang a light sconce, place a bench with a few cushions that will act as a perfect retreat. This is one of the best reading corner ideas for small spaces.
Make the reading spot the focal point in your bedroom
Your reading space should be different from the rest of your room’s decor. The best way to achieve this is to paint your reading corner a different colour in order to highlight it.
Make your reading corner a happy place by painting the wall a bright yellow colour or paint the wall-mounted shelf a different hue to make it stand out prominent from the rest of the room. This will define your reading space and give you a sense of privacy.
So, these were some of the best ways to create a reading corner. Even if you have a small house, you can get hooked on your favourite book at these reading spots.
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